My name is Samuel Hodgett; most people call me Sam. I am 30 years old. I was born & raised in a small town called Spooner, Wisconsin. I’ve lived in 4 states, travelled in 32 states, and been to 8 countries. I’ve been married to my wife for over 6 years now, and on May 6th, 2014 we welcomed Harrison George into the world… and we couldn’t be happier.
I’ve lived most of my life under two roofs – ministry and business.
Ministry: I started singing in church when I was 8 years old and haven’t stopped since. In some ways, you could say I’ve been in worship ministry for 20 years – definitely been leading worship for over 10 years. There is something special, to me, about the ministry of music; it truly transcends all humanity and strikes the chords of every human heart.
Business: I also started working in my dad’s business when I was 12 years old. I saw my old man grow a business from his garage to be a multimillion dollar business within just a few years. Ever since then I’ve had the “entrepreneurial itch” – the insatiable desire to find creative & innovative ways to not only build successful businesses but to be creative & innovate in whatever God calls me to do or be a part of.
And, with ministry and business, I have but one goal – one passion – in life: to make Christ famous. I could care less about my success, my gifts, my accolades, my fame or fortune. If more people get to know Jesus as a result of my life, that is a success to me.
And this is where this term ‘WORSHIPRENEUR’ comes in. As I’ve reflected on my life the past couple years, I realize these “two roofs” that I live under and have tried to understand how they interact and relate to each other. This idea of a ‘WORSHIPRENEUR’ came to me when I was attempting to make sense of my life.
A worshipreneur is a creative entrepreneur who lives to make Christ famous. That sentence basically explains my life. If you asked me what I’m most passionate about, or what drives me, or where my gifts help me… it’s summed up in that phrase – that word. So, if you ask me what I am, or who I am, I will answer you this: I’m a WORSHIPRENEUR.
Here are some profiles, including personality tests, strengths, and spiritual gifts:
- Meyers-Briggs type: ENTP
- DISC profile: Di
- Temperament: Sanguine, Choleric
- Strengsfinders top 10: Futuristic, Ideation, Activator, Communication, Command, Woo, Input, Achiever, Developer, Belief
- Top 3 Spiritual Gifts: Administration, Pastor/Shepherd, Teaching